NA Digest, V. 17, # 18

NA Digest Monday, July 10, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 18

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Date: July 10, 2017
Subject: IFORS OR-Resources to Developing Countries

The aim of the IFORS Developing Countries On-Line Resources page is to
offer the OR worker all publicly-available materials on the topic of
OR for Development. It also aims to provide a venue for people who are
working in the area to share their completed or in-process work, learn
from others, and stimulate comments and discussions on the
work. Regarding IFORS Developing Countries OR resources website, its
regular updates - and your possible submission of "free" (not
copyright protected) material, you might occasionally visit .

"Operational Research" (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced
analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques
such as problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to
analyze complex situations, Operational Research gives executives the
power to make more effective decisions and build more productive
systems. The International Federation of Operational Research
Societies (IFORS; is an almost 60-year old
organization which is currently composed of more than 50 national
societies. Regional Groups of IFORS are: ALIO (The Latin American
Ibero Association on Operations Research), APORS (The Association of
Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies), EURO (The Association
of European Operational Research Societies), NORAM (The Association of
North American Operations Research Societies). IFORS conferences are
taking place every three years; IFORS 2017 will be celebrated in
Quebec, Canada.

Feedback is welcome via,

From: W. E. Schiesser
Date: July 06, 2017
Subject: New Book, Spline Collocation Methods for PDEs

A recent book, Spline Collocation Methods for Partial Differential
Equations, is available:

Additional information is available from:

From: Leanne Poole
Date: July 10, 2017
Subject: Optimisation & Imaging Workshop, UK, Jul 2017

The Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare will be holding an
Optimisation & Imaging Workshop on 27th July 2017. The event will take
place at the University of Liverpool.

If you would like to register for this event or receive more
information, please contact myself, Leanne Poole (centre
administrator) on or 01517944003.

From: Heiko Gimperlein
Date: July 03, 2017
Subject: Joint Meeting of EMS and SCM, Scotland, Sep 2017

The Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Societat Catalana de
Matematiques hold joint meeting from 27 to 29 September 2017 at the
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh,

The meeting will focus on active research areas in the two scientific
communities, centered around plenary lectures and mini-workshops in
areas of pure and applied mathematics, including Differential
Equations and Applications, Industrial Mathematics, and Stochastics.

Plenary lectures are given by Pere Ara (Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona), Marta Casanelles (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya),
Natalia Castellana (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Des Higham
(University of Strathclyde), Xiaoyu Luo (University of Glasgow) and
Stefaan Vaes (KU Leuven).

The meeting is open to all interested participants, and everybody is
invited to contribute to the poster session.

We particularly invite Ph.D. students and postdocs to participate and
propose a short talk for a dedicated mini-workshop.

From: Ben Adcock
Date: July 03, 2017
Subject: SIAM PNW Biennial Meeting, USA, Oct 2017

This is a call for presentations for the 1st Biennial Meeting of the
SIAM Pacific Northwest Section on October 27-29, 2017 in Corvallis,
Oregon. The conference will bring together applied mathematicians in
academia and industry located across the Pacific Northwest. The
meeting will be co- located with the Pacific Northwest Numerical
Analysis Seminar.

You can now submit an oral presentation or poster and request travel
support for the conference by using the following link:

For oral presentations, you will request to participate in a
particular thematic session or a general session. A list of thematic
sessions and their organizers can be found at

The deadline to submit an oral presentation or poster and to apply for
travel funding is September 25.

Information about the conference, including other important deadlines,
can be found on the conference website:

If you have any questions, please contact the Local Organizing
Committee (

From: Jon Lee
Date: July 07, 2017
Subject: Call for site pre-proposals, ISMP 2021

The Symposium Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Mathematical
Optimization Society issues a call for pre-proposals to organize and
host ISMP 2021, the triennial International Symposium on Mathematical
Programming. ISMP is the flagship event of our society, regularly
gathering over a thousand scientists from around the world. The
conference is usually held in or around the month of August. Hosting
ISMP provides a vital service to the mathematical optimization
community and often has a lasting effect on the visibility of the
hosting institution. It also presents a significant challenge. This
call for pre-proposals is addressed at local groups willing to take up
that challenge. The tradition would be that only sites outside of
Europe are eligible to host ISMP 2021 (because ISMP 2018 is in
Europe). Preliminary bids will be examined by the Symposium Advisory
Committee (SAC), which will then issue invitations for detailed bids.
The final decision will be made and announced during ISMP 2018 in

Members of the SAC are Jon Lee, USA, chair; John Birge, USA; Natashia
Boland, USA; Jose Correa, Chile; Satoru Iwata, Japan; Martin Skutella,
Germany; Levent Tuncel, Canada; Yinyu Ye, USA; Karen Aardal,
Netherlands (ex officio); Luis Nunes Vicente, Portugal (ex officio).

Preliminary bids should be brief and contain information pertaining to
1. location,
2. facilities,
3. logistics: accommodation and transportation, and
4. likely local organizers.

Further information can be obtained from any member of the advisory c
committee. Please address your preliminary bids until October 15, 2
2017 to Jon Lee (

From: Des Higham
Date: July 04, 2017
Subject: Multiple Positions, Univ of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, is seeking to fill
positions at a range of levels, from early career fellows to full
professors. Areas of strategic priority include Mathematical Modelling
& Statistical Analysis, especially the modelling, analysis and
implementation of numerical methods in a stochastic setting.

Further details are available from

From: Markus Bause
Date: July 05, 2017
Subject: Research Associate Position, Helmut Schmidt Univ Hamburg

Applications are invited to a full Research Associate Position at the
Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg in the fields of numerical analysis
and/or high performance computing. Teaching in German language is

Full details can be found at:

The application deadline is August 1st, 2017.

From: Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz
Date: July 06, 2017
Subject: University Assistant Position, Univ of Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the
University of Graz is looking for an University Assistant with
doctorate (

(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years;
position to be filled as of now )

Job specification
- Research in the field of applied mathematics with emphasis on the
analysis and the numerics of problems in mathematical image
processing and inverse problems
- Collaboration in interdisciplinary cooperation projects and
third-party funded projects
- Independent teaching of courses in the field of applied mathematics,
supervision of students and holding of exams
- Participation in organizational and administrative matters

Application Deadline: July 26th 2017
Reference Number: MB/69/99 ex 2016/17

Complete details at:

If you are interested, please submit your application documents
within the stated deadline to:

From: Luis Nunes Vicente
Date: July 07, 2017
Subject: Junior Research Scientist Position, Optimization, Portugal

The University of Coimbra in Portugal is interested in hiring a
research scientist for a two year term in Optimization for Data
Analysis and Machine Learning.

Potential candidates must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Computer
Science or related field (obtained within the last 5 years). A solid
knowledge of Mathematical Optimization and scientific programming
languages is desirable.

The position is funded by a research project whose Optimization
section is scientifically coordinated by Prof. Luis Nunes Vicente, and
should start in mid Fall. The gross salary is 44685,48 EUR a year and
includes Portuguese public-employee social benefits. There are no
teaching duties associated with the positions, although teaching
opportunities may be available.

Expressions of interest should be sent by email to until August 15, 2017 and include a
detailed CV (with the contact information of two references).

From: Felipe Pereira
Date: July 10, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, ICMC-USP/Brazil

The Institute for Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC - of the University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos,
Sao Paulo, Brazil, seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate
position to work with Computational Modeling of Flows in Porous Media,
starting immediately with duration of one year with a possibility of
extension for two additional years upon performance review.

Requirement: PhD in Computer Science or closely related field.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the
following topics: (i) Code development in C/C++; (ii) Software
engineering and code design; (iii) High performance computing and
parallel programming; (iv) Good mathematical background and knowledge
of numerical methods.

This position is funded by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras,
regulated by the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum (ANP). The monthly net
sallary will be R$ 6.342,00. The research associate will have the
opportunity to collaborate with researchers from State University of
Campinas (UNICAMP) and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Applicants should provide a letter of intention, a curriculum vitae
and two letters of recommendation to Professor Fabricio Simeoni de
Sousa ( or Professor Felipe Pereira
( Review of applicants will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Further info:
Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CeMEAI)
Institute for Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC)

From: Tim Burns
Date: July 07, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Positions, NIST

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites
applications for two-year NRC postdoctoral research positions at NIST
Laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. NIST is
a Federal government research laboratory specializing in measurement
science. ACMD consists of some 47 full-time professional staff, along
with part-time faculty appointees and guest researchers. Staff members
engage in collaborative research with scientists throughout NIST,
providing expertise in applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, and
computational science and engineering.

Research areas of interest include combinatorial and discrete
algorithms, computational materials science, computational fluid
dynamics, computational electromagnetics, computational biology,
orthogonal polynomials and special functions, applied optimization and
simulation, combinatorial software testing, data mining, immersive
visualization, parallel and distributed algorithms, quantum
information science, and statistics for quantum systems. Candidates
and their research proposals are evaluated in a competitive process
managed by the National Research Council (NRC) Associateship
Programs. The current stipend is $69,533 per year; there is also a
$3000 travel allowance. For further details, see

Application deadlines are August 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.
Appointments commence within one year of selection. For questions,
contact Timothy Burns, NIST is an equal opportunity
employer. The NRC Associateship Program at NIST is restricted to US

From: Alfio Borzi
Date: July 05, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Mathematics

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position at the Institute
for Mathematics of the Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg,
Germany (Chair Scientific Computing). The goals of the PhD work are to
develop and analyse PDE/ODE/SDE simulation and optimisation strategies
and investigate their application to time-evolution models. For
additional information concerning the reserach activities of the Chair
of Scientific Computing see http://www9.mathematik.uni- .

This research work will cover aspects of the theory of differential
models, optimal control theory, and numerical analysis and
optimization. It will be carried out promoting collaboration between
mathematics, natural and social sciences, medicine, and engineering.
The PhD candidate is expected to attend courses appropriate to the
aforementioned goals. PhD Applicants must hold a Master Degree in
Mathematics (or Natural Sciences and Engineering) with distinct
interests in the topics mentioned above. Applicants should send (via
e-mail) an application letter with a statement of scientific
interests, their Curriculum Vitae (including a complete list of exams
and corresponding grades), the MSc or Diploma Thesis, bibliography of
published work (if any), a letter of recommendation, and names and
email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide
additional references. These documents should be sent as a unique PDF
file. The start date is October 1st, 2017, and application should be
done well in advance to account for the preparation of all the
documents / paper work.

Please send your application to
Prof. Dr. Alfio Borzi
Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg
Institut for Mathematics
Chair Scientific Computing (Mathematik IX)

E-mail: AND

From: Dirk Lorenz
Date: July 04, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Optimization/Imaging, TU Braunschweig

The workgroup of Prof. Lorenz at the Institute of Analysis and Algebra
at the TU Braunschweig is searching a Scientific Assistant (75\% TV-L
EG 13). The position is available from 01.10.2017 and is initially
limited to three years.

We are looking for candidates
- with a degree (Masters or Diploma) in mathematics above average,
- with a focus on at least one of the areas optimization, numerical
mathematics or functional analysis,
- good knowledge of German and
- strong interest in applied mathematics. We suppose that the
candidate brings a high commitment for scientific research.

The responsibilities include
- participation in teaching and
- independent research pursuing a PhD in one of the areas of the
work group.

Equally qualified severely challenged persons will be given
preference. The TU Braunschweig especially encourages women to apply
for the position. Please send your application including CV, copies of
certificates and letters of recommendation (if any) in electronic form
via e-mail to Dirk Lorenz.

Application deadline: 31.08.2017

Contact: Prof. Dirk Lorenz, Tel. 0531 391 7423,

From: Cornelia Böhnstedt
Date: July 04, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Pharmacometrics & Computational Disease Modelling

The Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX: Pharmacometrics &
Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program
bridging pharmacy and mathematics.

The PharMetrX program comprises an excellent research environment in
the vibrant Berlin/Potsdam area, fascinating and innovative research
projects in a highly relevant field, truely transdisciplinary
supervision, an individual mentorship from one of the industry
partners and a highly competitive 3.5 year fellowship.

In addition, PharMetrX offers a specifically tailored training
curriculum and a network of peers, both of which are also open for
external PhD students from other universities.

We are currently inviting applications to start the PharMetrX PhD
program in March 2018. PharMetrX is open to candidates with a
university degree in pharmacy, mathematics/statistics, natural
sciences or medicine.

Deadline for applications: September 15th, 2017.
For details see

PharMetrX is a joint program of the Freie Universitat Berlin and the
Universitat Potsdam, supported by several global research-driven
pharmaceutical companies.

From: Charis Edworthy
Date: July 04, 2017
Subject: Contents, Information and Inference, 6 (2)

Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA
This issue is available at

Asymptotic mutual information for the balanced binary stochastic block
model, Yash Deshpande; Emmanuel Abbe; Emmanuel Abbe

Constrained quantum tomography of semi-algebraic sets with
applications to low-rank matrix recovery, Michael Kech; Michael
M. Wolf

Sparse recovery from saturated measurements, Simon Foucart; Tom

Non-negativity constraints in the one-dimensional discrete-time phase
retrieval problem, Robert Beinert

From: Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Date: July 04, 2017
Subject: Contents, Siberian J of Numerical Mathematics, 19 (4)

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 19, No. 4, 2016

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

Voronina T.A., Recovering a tsunami source and designing an
observational system based on the $r$-solution method (in Russian)

Zhukovskaia T.V., Zhukovskiy E.S., On iterative methods for solving
equations with covering mappings (in Russian)

Leonov A.S., Regularizing algorithms with optimal and extra-optimal
quality (in Russian)

Mastryukov A.F., Optimal finite difference schemes for the wave
equation (in Russian)

Penenko A.V., Penenko V.V., Tsvetova E.A., Sequential data
assimilation algorithms in air quality monitoring models based on
weak-constraint variational principle (in Russian)

Plieva L.Yu., Quadrature interpolation type formulas for hypersingular
integrals in the interval of integration (in Russian)

Sorokin S.B., A difference scheme for a conjugate-operator model of
the heat conduction problem on non-matching grids (in Russian)

Cherdantsev S.V., Cherdantsev N.V., Analysis of the pontoon
fluctuations with a seasonally changing parameter of stability on the
astir surface of finite water depth (in Russian)

Chugunov V.N., Ikramov Kh.D., Classification of real pairs of
commuting Toeplitz and Hankel matrices (in Russian)

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